deliver creative arts projects to society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. They aim to transform their lives by enabling them to develop creativity, social skills and self-esteem and work closely with young patients; disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; schoolchildren (and their teachers) in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; young and adult offenders (and their families); and marginalised children and adults.
Create applied to the Foundation for a grant to support a project which aimed to deliver photography and film-making workshops for young carers across London. They were awarded £4,300 in 2014 towards the cost of purchasing laptops and specialist photography and filming software and accessories.
Since purchasing the new equipment, Create have delivered 48 film and photography workshops to young carers and have more in the pipeline. These workshops gave young people an opportunity to work with professional artists and high quality equipment which enabled them to build knowledge and expertise in an area that they may not have had access to otherwise. In addition to learning new skills, the young people also experienced increased confidence and self-esteem and made new friends with other young carers.
In December 2014, a month-long exhibition was held at KPMG’s headquarters in Canary Wharf and a total of 73 young carers had their work, which had been created during the workshops, on display. The exhibition received news coverage from ITV and Sky which raised the profile of Create across the country.